About Us

Workforce Planning Board Waterloo Wellington Dufferin

The Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin (WPB) leads local workforce development by identifying local labour market needs/trends/priorities and working with the community to develop action plans to address these issues.

In operation since 1997, the WPB acts as a facilitator of local labour market planning. The labour market planning process includes research on current labour market conditions, community and industry consultations, review and discussion of research findings, establishing priorities for labour market development and engaging partners in initiating action plans that respond to priorities of mutual interest. We are your local labour market experts.

Who Do We Serve?

WPB is one of 26 local boards across the province of Ontario, made up of representatives from business, labour, educators, trainers, and community representatives/equity groups. WPB serves as a neutral broker of research, disseminator of information, and facilitator of collaborative partnership development.

WPB is funded by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development to conduct and distribute local labour market research and engage community stakeholders in the planning process.

WPB covers Waterloo Region, Wellington County and Dufferin County consisting of the communities of Cambridge, Waterloo, Kitchener, Guelph, Centre Wellington, North Wellington, North Dumfries, Wellesley, Woolwich, Wilmot, Minto, Mapleton, Erin, Guelph/Eramosa, Puslinch, Orangeville, Mono, Melancthon, East Luther, Amaranth and Mulmur and Shelburne.

Why Work With Us?

In 2022, WPB celebrated 25 years of service to our communities and during that time we have partnered with over 150 businesses and organizations to address local workforce development opportunities and challenges. We are a neutral, community-based source of labour market information.